The Isavasya Upanishad declares the fundamental truth of the Cosmos – All that exists is Consciousness and change established in change is Consciousness.
All enjoyment is possible only if you are clear it is consciously delivered to you, not accidently stolen by you. As long as you feel you are not qualified, you will be stealing. The more you are stealing, the more you will feel insecure. The more insecure you feel, the more you will feel you are not qualified. The first verse of the first Upanishad asks one to break that pattern.
Whatever change, whether you perceive it as good or bad, is consciously done to you by the higher consciousness which is more intelligent than you. With this, if you look at your life with this cognition, suddenly you will see, for all the so-called bad things, you will see, the reason, Wow! Life is asking you to reinvent yourself; for all the good things, you will see, you are qualified, life wants to celebrate through you. Understand, the moment you understand you are qualified and life wants to celebrate through you, you will settle with so much of peace and joy! You will settle with so much of peace and joy! It will take away the insecurity you carry. It will break the insecurity you carry. The moment you know that you are qualified, you will not bother to covet anyone’s due.You will never feel like coveting, grabbing, grabbing somebody else’s wealth.
Wealth does not mean only money, gold, jewellery and other such things; even coveting, grabbing somebody’s attention, coveting, grabbing, stealing anything which belongs to somebody.
anything which you take from others, which is not enriching them, is “coveting”. Anything, by enriching them, they offer, is “offering”. Understand, the whole life, all transactions are either coveting or offering. Whether it is a simple smile, or billion dollars, if you are enriching, and they share it, it is “offering”. If you are not enriching, and taking it, it is “coveting”.
A person who goes on enriching, goes on enriching, even if he is offered, never gets bound. When you don’t enrich, anything you take is “coveting”, and you are bound by it. Coveting brings bondage and karma and after-effects.
The only thing you need to renounce is the things you don’t have but which still you are thinking you have and living with it. You just need to renounce what you don’t have. You don’t need to renounce what you have. That is the truth.
Fear, unnecessary greed for the things you don’t have, all these things if you look, all of them you actually don’t have. What is fear? Apprehension about something which has not happened, which is not reality. What is greed? Want to have something, obsessed about something, which is again not there.
End of the day, getting comfortable with fear and greed, or becoming powerless because of fear or greed, both are foolishness, because, the “change is established in change”. And that is also Pure Consciousness.